By Tatiana Monsen
BUENA VISTA, Va.—In its final game of the season, the Southern Virginia University women's basketball team earned an impressive 70-50 victory over St. Mary's College of Maryland in Capital Athletic Conference action.
Senior Morgan Hartvigsen put the Knights (4-21, 1-17 CAC) on the board first with a three-pointer. The Seahawks (7-18, 5-13 CAC) answered with five straight points but that would be the only points they would score in the first quarter. Southern Virginia went on a 27-6 run to take a 19-point lead at the half.
The point difference in the first half allowed the Knights to keep the lead, despite the Seahawks 39 points in the second half. Southern Virginia led by as many as 26 points in the fourth quarter.
Merideth Ouellette led the Knights with 17 points and Kelsey Johnson contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds in her second career double-double. Kimberly Eads and Jamilla Gambee each added ten points in the win. Gambee and Ouellette combined for nine steals.
The Knights shot 33.8% from the field compared to the Seahawks season-low 22.4%.
Southern Virginia ended the season with a conference win and will look forward to the future despite losing seniors Hartvigsen and Kadie Hair.